ang, girl, age 16, from United States, on 13th February 2009. Rating: 5/10
I love this series it was super hard to get through this book. PLEASE not more preaching in the new one. I don't mind an ocasional kind of preachy message but this takes over the top the entire thing was basicaly preaching how global warming was evil. Don't think this is an totally bad book it just was lacking in the amazing style nonpreachy style the other books had.
vampire babe, girl, age 13, from leage city, United States, on 22nd November 2008. Rating: 10/10
I really injoyed this book max kinda reminds me of myself in a way I mean I don't have wings but her hard headedness,the leader I have a little bro and he reminds me of the gasman my fav book is the 3rd because she finds her mom and her and fang finally share a real first kiss I just hope that other readers find it as interesting as I did and if you havent read it yet I advise you to.
kit, girl, age 15, from glasgow, United Kingdom, on 12th November 2008. Rating: 1/10
I really liked the 1st and 2nd book in the series (still not sure about the 3rd) but this one was horrible.The main problem i have with final warning is the extremly preachy enviromental message about global warming.I usually dont mind messages like that (i frequently watch ferngully and enjoy it) but it is done in such a heavy handed way the author might as well have had GLOBAL WARMING IS BAD printed on every page.Its made all the more fustrating because of the fact that that message wasent even hinted at in the other books.The other problem i have with the book is that the characters gain new powers for no reson whatsoever.(Hey i can randomly see the colar white now!).Im also beginning to hate total more and more.His "romance" with another dog is cring-inducing and adds nothing to the plot.Also the new villan is the most anti-climatic one ive read so far.There are probobly other flaws in the book but i really dont want to re-read it to see.I would advise everyone to stop reading at the 3rd one.
Jasmine, girl, age 13, from san antonio, United States, on 3rd November 2008. Rating: 10/10
It was an awsome book. I've read it over 10 times. I can't wait for the fifth one, WaterWings: A Maximum Ride Novel. I hope its as good as all 4 previous ones.
somebody, girl, age 13, from singapore, Singapore, on 19th October 2008. Rating: 10/10
this book rocks!!!! the adventures are breath-taking!!! i like max the most because she is so pro!!!
carl, girl, age 14, from boise, United States, on 15th October 2008. Rating: 6/10
1-3 are soooooooooooooooooo much better. i say that people should stop at the 3rd!
Mallorie, girl, age 15, from Texas, United States, on 31st July 2008. Rating: 7/10
The Maximum Ride series has captivated me ever since my best friend pestered me into reading it. Now, I am overjoyed that she did. James Patterson's flock is full of quirky, intelligent kids that are easy to relate to (other than the whole 'wings' thing) and even easier to love. His tale is mesmerizing, and I found it near-impossible to put any of his books down; but while my adoration for the Maximum Ride series is enduring, something about the fourth book left something to be desired. Somehow, even though the book retained the charm of the first three, it felt somewhat hollow to read. The villains, while promising, were ultimately a disappointment. The Final Warning felt as though it didn't quite belong to the series--I appreciate that Mr. Patterson included a lesson, or 'warning' about the environment, but the warning was thinly veiled and somewhat forced. There was no speculation involved in reaching the message, no thought required. It was simply served to the reader--stuffed down our throats. It almost seemed as though the book was an opinion on global warming with a story built around it. The plot and characters felt like an afterthought by the time I finished the book. I think there are still many loose ends to tie up, and hopefully the next book will handle that. Also, the various powers acquired by the Flock (such as Total's wings) seemed 'tacked on' without much thought and without anything leading up to it. The explanation of 'you're mutating on your own' left me feeling unsatisfied because it looked like an excuse to give them more superpowers. But, for all my criticism, I still found the book a fun ride, and sort of a stroll down Memory Lane. It's the same Flock I know and love with the same spunk and attitude we've all grown accustomed to. I agonized over Fang, Max, and Brigid; I rejoiced when Iggy found sight, and felt a pang of sadness when there were strings attached. What makes this book (and the series for that matter) so wonderful is the incredibly 'real' characters. Despite their fantastic attributes, they seem so lifelike that you really come to care about them. All in all, I must say that I've enjoyed the Maximum Ride series. The Final Warning was fun, but felt like a mere addition to a stand-alone trilogy that a part of a connected series. Those who've read the first three books will likely enjoy The Final Warning, but those who haven't might find it a little too unbelievable and preachy.
Beth, girl, age 12, from Guildford, United Kingdom, on 21st June 2008. Rating: 10/10
I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!Even though there is no one who has wings like the flock it is really easy to relate to them, especially Max. I love the way that as well as the whole wings and saving the world thing you get to know all the characters. I really hope Max and Fang get together!
Triple H, boy, from Botswana, Botswana, on 18th June 2008. Rating: 10/10
i thinjk this is a great book for a wrestler because its got alot of killing and fighting and flinging eachother across the room so i hope you bring out another maximum ride for me to read.bi. ps. i just wanted to thank you for the book
Tess , girl, age 13, from United Kingdom, on 16th June 2008. Rating: 1/10
i think this book is really aweful! it goes nowhere and i advise u not 2 read it! peace out lol:D